Volume 31, No. 04, Month OCTOBER, Year 2021, Pages 723 - 735

Factors affecting musculoskeletal disorders in workers of the degumming and dyeing process of silk weaving profession in nakhon ratchasima province

Manote Rithinyo, Sombut Noyming, Poranee Loatong

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Musculoskeletal disorders in workers of the silk weaving profession has become a significant problem affecting the production effectiveness, health and safety of workers. This study aims at exploring the factors affecting the musculoskeletal disorders of 400 members of the degumming and dyeing process of silk weaving profession in Nakhon Ratchasima province. The data was collected by using questionnaires applied from the Standardized Nordic questionnaire and the musculoskeletal disorders evaluation form developed by the Department of Disease Control. The data was analyzed in statistic descriptive and binary logistic regression. The results revealed that the silk weaving professionals had problems of muscle aches with the most affected areas being: right shoulder, left shoulder, lower back, right elbow, neck and left elbow. Factors affecting the musculoskeletal disorders found were: 1) the body mass index, 2) weighing down on one side of the body, 3) reaching above the shoulder to pick up or hold the material, 4) continuous bending down of their heads to work, and 5) repetitive raised neck or back during work.


Musculoskeletal Disorders; Bleaching and Dyeing; Safety at Work


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